Rose Week 2018 – Rose Candles
Oh, so you thought Rose Week was over, huh? Here’s a bonus round for Rose Week 2018! I’ve put together a guide of rose scented candles. Of course there are more roses than this but there really should be something in this guide for anyone that is looking to add a rose candle (or in my case, candles) to their home fragrance wardrobe.
Here’s my list including 20+ rose-centric candles:
Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses – I’m not a fan of Yankee Candle (why? I’m a snob and I can’t get past their dated packaging – I’m horrible, I know), but I couldn’t omit this fragrance from the list. It’s that classic, old school cottage rose. It sort of smells like rose air freshener, but that’s exactly why I like it. Retails for $28 at Yankee Candle. Other sizes are available.
Votivo Rush of Rose – Here’s another one of those classic roses. It’s a dewy cottage rose. It’s one of my favorite straight-up rose-rose home fragrances. My review. Retails for $28 at Votivo. Other sizes are also available.
Voluspa Prosecco Rose – This what the name implies! It’s a bubbly, effervescent fruity-rose that reminds me of perfumes like YSL Paris. The vessel is metallic pink that is sort of shabby chic. Retails for $30 at Nordstrom. Other sizes are available.
Thymes Kimono Rose – This is a delicate, sweet rose. It’s like rosewater, peonies and vanilla. If I had to describe it one word, I’d say “pink”. Retails for $30 at Thymes.
Antica Farmacista Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud – This is like a powdery but jammy rose/iris floral with an amber base. Retails for $44 at Nordstrom.
Skandinavisk Lempi – I literally just sniffed this in store yesterday. The brand is new to me. But, I can easily deduce that it’s a brand inspired by Scandinavia. This one is a playful fruity-floral. It’s pink roses and juicy strawberries. Retails for $48 at Nordstrom.
Molton Brown Rosa – We’ll switch gears from the proper English rose and fruity-florals to something different with this Molton Brown. This one vaguely reminds me of Malle Portrait of a Lady. It’s a patchouli and jammy rose. Retails for $49 at Saks.
Lola James Harper The Music Studio on Trufo Street – This is a line of candles that make me feel tragically unhip but I do like them. This scent is like a gauze-like, diffused rose (paired with modern woods). It’s a nice mix of modern and antique. Retails for $50 at Luckyscent.
Honorable mentions: Urban Outfitters has a house brand done through Tru Fragrances that is actually pretty solid as a line, Gourmand. There’s a candle, Macaron Rose, which smells just like the name implies and retails for $14.
Diptyque Roses – Diptyque has a few rose scented home fragrances. Some are limited edition, others are in their permanent line. Roses is a velvety, red rose. It’s a classic. Retails for $64 at Nordstrom. Other sizes are available for Diptyque candles.
Jo Malone London Red Roses – I actually prefer the Jo Malone London home fragrances and bath/body products over the perfumes. They’re great quality. This is another one of those “bouquet of a dozen red roses” scents. It’s crisp, floral and not too powdery. Retails for $65 at Nordstrom. Other sizes are available for Jo Malone London.
Roads Black Door – I had to have something on here for those that don’t love roses as much as I do. This is more like sweet tobacco and amber with a scattering of velvety rose petals. Retails for $65 at Barneys.
Ex Nihilo Ultra Rose – Currently this is my rose candle obsession. It’s such a perfect rose soliflore. Realistic and traditional without smelling cliché. Crisp, rosy and glamorous. Retails for $75 at Saks.
Belle Fleur Velvet Santal – Belle Fleur has an entire collection of candles inspired by oriental-style roses. I really like Velvet Santal because it’s a plummy rose with sandalwood incense. Retails for $79 at Belle Fleur.
Byredo Loose Lips – This is one of those cosmetic roses. It’s a rose/violet that brings to mind ruby red lipstick and French face powder. Retails for $80 at Luckyscent. Other sizes are avialable for Byredo.
Byredo Burning Rose – Look, another from Byredo! This is what the name implies. It’s a smoldering rose with a hint of leather. Retails for $80 at Luckyscent.
Jo Malone London Velvet Rose and Oud – Here’s another Jo Malone London scent except this one is in their “luxe” line. This is a gorgeous jammy rose meets an incense-like oud and amber. Retails for $85 at Nordstrom.
Honorable Mentions: Diptyque Rose Geranium isn’t really a rose, but it’s rose-y. It’s minty and citrus-y with a subtle rose. Retails for $64 at Nordstrom.
I’m sure I’m leaving out some really obvious ones, because I always do with these sort of lists. If you have any to add, please do!
Thanks for joining me on Rose Week 2018!
Prices are for “regular” (not extra-large or travel) size candles. Prices are current as of early 2018 in US dollars.
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